Vera is a seasoned professional Dance teacher, in high demand for judging various forms of dance competition both locally and internationally, and trains other professional dance teachers both localy and abroad.
John is a current competitor in the senior (O’35) Ballroom category and competes at an international level. He competes with his partner Sabine , and they are previous UK champions, have been UK and British National finalists for many years, and have represented England at the World Championships over 10 times. They have been dance hosts on P&O cruises and train with some of the best coaches in the world.
Djordje Tanasijevic is an award winning Professional Latin dancer (British and Serbian National finalist) and has been studying the art of dance for most of his life.
Djordje, originally from Serbia, started dancing from the age 9. From the age of 10, he began to travel to many competitions abroad representing his country. Later, Djordje moved to Slovenia to train with some of the best coaches in the world, and following that, moved to England.
Djordje has taught from the age of 15 in his home country and abroad. His teaching credentials are impressive and include a wide range of well-known dance schools in the UK and abroad. Also he was a 2012 and 2013 ISTD Congress Lecturer, and 2014 IDTA Congress Lecturer. He has also been involved with TV and films such as Children in Need, Cuban Fury, Comic relief and many more.
He is also part of the team who bring the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing to P&O cruises, and had the honor to dance for the Queen at Britannia's naming ceremony.
Martina is a professionally Qualified Irish Dance teacher, and is currently completing her diploma in Dance Teaching. She started her dance career in Slovakia, where she competed successfully in Ballroom and Latin for a number of years before moving to America to train. She has previously founded an Irish dance school in Slovakia, choreographed for a number of Fashion shows, dance professionally on the stage, and has competed Internationally in Pro-Am. she has experience of a broad range of dance styles, including dance fitness, and a huge range of experience teaching Ballroom and Latin, Irish Dance, Folk Dance, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, and Club Latin.
IDTA Associate Ballroom and Latin Teacher
BA Hons in Dacne and Culture at University of Surrey
MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy at Univeristy of Roehampton
ADMP (Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK) qualified DMP.
Mari started to dance for training as a gymnast. She also has training in jazz, jazz ballet, contemporary, classic ballet, African dance and Indian classic dance (Kathak). Mari has taught for many years and has put many pupils through their exams.
Linda started dancing at the age of 7 and as a junior she took medal examinations and also entered medal competitions. At 16 she took a break from dancing and several years later after raising a family, she returned to Ballroom and Latin American dancing. After a period of time she decided she wanted to start teaching and has been an IDTA Associate qualified teacher since 2011 and teaches pupils at a variety of levels.